Most speakers understand that if they can work a story or two into their next speech they’ll have a better chance of both capturing and holding onto their audience’s attention. What a lot of us don’t realize is that often times the stories that we are so good at telling all have a common theme … Read moreWhat Is The Message Hidden In Your Stories?
I think that I’m on safe ground if I say that we’d all like to find a way to become a better public speaker. Every time that we take the stage there is that moment just before we start our speech where a thought runs through our head. It says, “it’s too late now, but … Read moreBecome A Better Speaker By Giving 3 Other Types Of Speeches
Nobody ever said that building a speech was going to be easy, but sometimes it seems to be harder to do than other times. It is at times like this that we need to be able to take a step back and make sure that we really understand what we need to be including in … Read more3 Things That Every Speech MUST Have
Would it not just be a fantastic thing to have your very own speechwriter? If you had one, then you could go about your day accepting any speaking opportunity that just happened to come your way. For each accepted opportunity, you’d call up your speechwriter, tell them what you were going to be expected to … Read moreWhat Are The Secrets To Writing A Great Speech?
When we are asked to give a eulogy for someone who has recently died, for most of us our heart sinks. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of death and so being placed in a position where I have to give a speech to an emotionally upset audience is not … Read moreThe Last Speech
What do you think that your next audience will be expecting from your speech? I almost hate to say this, but do you think that they are going ignore the importance of public speaking and to show up expecting to be bored? If so, then you have a real challenge on your hands. Not only … Read moreAdding Tall Tales To Any Speech Can Make You More Believable
As public speakers it seems like we’ve been told forever that using stories as a part of our speech is a powerful tool. Stories are part of the importance of public speaking. However, what’s been missing from this advice is just exactly how to go about using stories in our speech. I mean, do stories … Read moreThe Secret Of How To Use A Story In A Speech
There is a great deal that goes into creating and delivering a speech. We do research on our topic, we do research on our audience, we practice, etc. One of the big questions that all too often we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about is why are we doing all of this? Sure, … Read more3 Ways To Get Asked To Speak Again
The goal of any speech that we give is to connect with our audience. That’s what the importance of public speaking is all about. In order to make this happen, we need to find a way to shake them out of their everyday life and cause them to wake up and listen to what we … Read more4 Rules For Making Your Next Speech Funny